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October 28, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

KU Orchestra Fanciful Fantastic 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

9:15 a.m.

Teen Library Day, Rohrbach Library

3 p.m.

AVP Facilities Search Open Forum, MSU 183

4:30 p.m.

MyKU Advising Workshop, OM 138

7 p.m.

Love Between the Covers, MSU Alumni Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Horn, Clarinet and Piano Trio, Georgian Room, Old Main

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

   

Periods of heavy rain throughout the day. These rains are the remnants of Hurricane Patricia from last week. Winds will be gusting throughout the day as well. High in the mid 60s. Winds east at 13-16 mph potentially gusting to 25 mph. Rainfall between 1-2" with heavier amounts locally.

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

 

October 28, 1963:  Dr. Regina B. Thompson and her Russian II class appear on WGAL-TV in Lancaster.  The class demonstrates their reading, writing and conversation skills.  It is one year to the day that the Cuban Missile Crisis ended and the Cold War begins. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
LATINO AMERICANS: 500 YEARS OF HISTORY
The second event in our year of programming related to the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 in DF 100 (note room change).  This 50 minute program will involve a panel presentation by local immigration experts, as well as interactive discussion with the audience.  All are welcome!  Please visit http://library.kutztown.edu/latino for complete program information for the 2015-2016 academic year.



MARK SHUSTER RETIREMENT RECEPTION

Mark Shuster, associate director of Housing and Residence Life will retire from KU after 25 years of service.  Please join our team on Friday, Oct. 30, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in 106 Old Main as we thank and wish Mark all the best as he begins the next stage of his life.



COB ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Business.  Attendance is voluntary and your comments and feedback are welcome.  Surveys will be collected on location.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CANDIDATE

Nov. 3, 2015

11:00 a.m.

BH 145

Nanda Viswanathan

Nov. 17, 2015

10:00 a.m.

AF 101

Monica Lam

Nov. 30, 2015

10:00 a.m.

AF 102

Li Chen




FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Please join the Frederick Douglass Institute in welcoming Ms. Judy Tallwing and her presentation, "Sacred Art: Perspectives of an Apache Elder", in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Refreshments will be provided for this event on Wednesday, November 18th at 4pm in the MSU Alumni Auditorium, room 183.
                Maria Sanelli, director, Frederick Douglass Institute



HEALTHWAYS FITNESS YOUR WAY

For Highmark Members:  Healthways Fitness Your Way will be waiving the enrollment fee ($25 savings) for the month of November 2015 for State System employees and spouses. Details can be found under the Health & Wellness section of the H.R. Website.  

  • This promotion is running November 1 - 30 and the code is SSHE
  • This promotion is available online and over the phone
    • Please note:  The discount coupon becomes effective on November 1   
  • The new member will receive waived enrollment ($25 savings) - and it requires a 3-month commitment to the program  

For PEBTF members (AFSCME & SCUPA) not enrolled in a Highmark plan, discounts are available by plan on the PEBTF Website
                Jean E. Adam, benefits manager



HORN, CLARINET AND PIANO TRIO TONIGHT

The Department of Music will present a Horn, Clarinet and Piano Trio Recital tonight, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. Dr. Soo Goh, Prof. Shari Gleason-Mayrhofer and Dr. Maria Asteriadou will perform works by Rochberg and Schuller. Join us for an evening of great trio music on the clarinet. Admission is free.



TEEN LIBRARY DAY

Sponsored by the Library Science & Instructional Technology Department, Teen Library Day will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Six hundred and sixty middle school students and their teachers will be visiting KU's Schaeffer Auditorium for an author presentation and a campus tour. Come and join us for a fun-filled, action-packed morning!



ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP CENTER (ELC) BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION
The Kutztown University Business Idea Competition is accepting applications and provides students with a tremendous opportunity to explore their creative business ideas, as well as receive valuable feedback from accomplished entrepreneurs. Students in all disciplines of study are welcome to enter. Applicants can enter individually or as a team.  The competition consists of two parts. First, students are required to complete a written application (Online) and describe their business ideas by answering a series of questions related to their business. Second, first round judging will occur and all teams who successfully reach round two of the competition will present their business ideas to a judging panel of experienced entrepreneurs live in the Academic Forum on the final night of the competition.  All finalists will receive insightful feedback from the judging panel. In addition, the top three finalists will receive cash prizing, including a $1,000 grand prize.
Application deadline: 10/30/2015  - Finalists present: 11/19/2015  - Register at: http://kutztownelc2015.istart.org/#sthash.ScQeNDGV.dpuf



MYKU ADVISING WORKSHOPS ARE BACK 
What a better way to spend a chilly October day than in a classroom for an hour learning about advisor registration holds, degree audit and other tricks in MyKU.  No need to register, just stop by and enjoy some treats!  Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
OM Classroom 138

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
3 - 4 p.m.
OM Classroom 136
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development, phone:  610-683-4172



AVP FACILITIES SEARCH
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Facilities, Maintenance and Construction on the dates listed below.  Your comments and feedback are welcome.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.  Attendance is voluntary. Click here to view candidates' resumes.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CANDIDATE

October 28, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

Syed Zaidi

November 2, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

James Miller

November 3, 2015

3:00 p.m.

AF 102

Bruce Frantz

November 4, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

Patrick Sampsell




LOVE STORIES ARE UNIVERSAL, LOVE STORIES ARE POWERFUL,
AND SO ARE THE WOMEN WHO WRITE THEM...
We'd like to invite you and your students to see the new documentary "Love Between the Covers."

This documentary explores the billion dollar Romance Literature industry and the vast, unheralded community of women who have effectively kept the publishing industry afloat. It is an entertaining, powerful, and inspiring look at a diverse selection of contemporary romance novelists and the readers who are addicted to the world of romance literature.  The film explores issues applicable to many classes- Gender Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Professional and Creative Writing, Sexualities, Race, GLBT Issues, History, Popular Culture, Myth, Marketing, Graphic Design, and Advertising, just to name a few.  

Also, did I mention the film is a blast?  

We're really proud to bring "Love Between the Covers" to Kutztown University.
Join us! ( I know our schedules are crazy. Yet this is a truly fun and inspirational film- It's worth a night!) 

Wednesday, Oct.  28 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium. Free.
http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com/introduction/ 

Let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
                Curt Herr, Grace Hill, and Claire Van Ens



PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITIES - UNDERSTANDING STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Faculty and staff, please join us on Thursday, October 29, at 3 pm, in Boehm 261 for a presentation on:
Psychiatric Disabilities- Understanding Student Behavior
During this presentation by guest speaker, Ms. Laura DiGalbo, you will learn strategies for working with students who display odd or concerning behaviors, and the difference between a psychiatric disability and inappropriate behavior on campus. Learn strategies for working with students who have mental health illness and what actions to avoid. Discuss the role of the institution and your role in helping these students.


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS


UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 31 - Women's Soccer vs. Slippery Rock (Senior Day) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats  

 

 


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